Samsung Gear 2, Gear Fit pricing details begin to trickle outAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
When Samsung first introduced us to the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit at Mobile World Congress, the company was more than happy to spill all of the spec details and features of its trio of new wearables. One detail that it neglected to mention was how much each device will cost when they launch, but today we're starting to get a feel for their pricing thanks to Samsung's Taiwanese arm.
Samsung has announced the pricing details for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit in Taiwan, revealing that the Gear 2 smartwatch will carry a price tag of NT$8,990 ($293 USD) while the Gear Fit will come in at a price of NT$5,990 ($195 USD). Samsung Taiwan also announced the full retail prices of the 16GB and 32GB models of the Galaxy S5, which are set at NT$22,900 ($747 USD) and NT$23,900 ($782 USD), respectively.
While the pricing for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit in other territories won't be official until Samsung announces it in those areas, it wouldn't be a surprise to see similar prices in other locales. The Gear 2 is the highest-end member of the new Gear family, sporting a 1.63-inch 320x320 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 2-megapixel camera and 300mAh battery. Meanwhile, the Gear Fit is more fitness-focused and a bit lower-end with a 1.84-inch 432x128 Super AMOLED display, changable straps and 210mAh battery.
Samsung has said that the Gear 2 and Gear Fit will begin rolling out to retailers in April. No specific U.S. launch details have been revealed, but with April closing in fast, hopefully we'll hear more soon. To help pass the time until we do, be sure to check out our hands-on videos with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit.